Pooja Hegde, who had made her debut with Tamil movie Mugamoodi, had later ventured into Tollywood with movies like Oka laila Kosam and Mukunda, and into Bollywood with Mohenjodaro opposite hrithik roshan all of which failed, earning her a flop heroine tag again.
However her fortune was reversed, as her third Tollywood movie, Duvvada Jagannadham costarring allu arjun had turned out to be profitable, and also got her enough attention thanks to her sizzling two-piece bikini act. She tasted a huge success with 'Maharshi' and became the Golden Girl of Tollywood. But she couldn't set her foot in Tamil.
Despite the mileage gained by Duvvada Jagannadham, her next movie Saakshyam failed but she bounced back. But in Tamil, she has been labeled as an iron leg and now she missed the big chance to team up with vijay under lokesh direction. The actress had huge hopes of working with the actor and now the chance has gone to malavika Mohanan.